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Forum: The Movies 09-21-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Bęthberry
Can Fritz Lang be improved upon? And never mind...

Can Fritz Lang be improved upon? And never mind Wagner, could Tolkien have seen Lang's movie?
Forum: The Books 09-20-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Bęthberry
I wasn't thinking of the anachronisms, Morthoron,...

I wasn't thinking of the anachronisms, Morthoron, when I posted this thread, so thanks for bringing them up. What could be their purpose?

The Shire definitely is a parochial pastoral fabular...
Forum: The Books 09-20-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Bęthberry
Garth's Tolkien and the Great War is very much...

Garth's Tolkien and the Great War is very much worthy of a read, Boro. It is both history and biography and adds substantially to Humphrey Carpenter's biography. It is less a history of WWI and much...
Forum: The Books 09-18-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Bęthberry
Tolkien Twentieth Century Tolkien

This thread is brought to you courtesy of the following two comments from Boro and Lal



And



I think it will be interesting to see where these two comments lead us. Have at it!
Forum: The Movies 09-16-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bęthberry
Good point, Boro. I've done some sleuthing to see...

Good point, Boro. I've done some sleuthing to see which films and film-makers Jackson has said influenced him.


First of all, the animator Ray Harryhausen.
Films:
1958 Dracula
Jason and the...
Forum: The Movies 09-16-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bęthberry
I posted this on Huinesoron's thread on the first...

I posted this on Huinesoron's thread on the first episode but that thread likely will be falling by the wayside as new episodes appear, so perhaps this comparison might more fruitfully be posted here...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-15-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By Bęthberry
1420! Perhaps another bone to add to the cauldron of...

Perhaps another bone to add to the cauldron of story.

Fanfic is written by lay readers. Adaptations are written by professional writers. Each could have different purposes.
Forum: The Movies 09-15-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,839
Posted By Bęthberry
Huinsoron, out of all the discussions here about...

Huinsoron, out of all the discussions here about Galadrien, I thought this comparison would best suit your thread on the first episode. My thanks to the Downer formerly known as Lush for bringing...
Forum: The Books 09-14-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By Bęthberry
Thanks for this, William Cloud Hicklin. I knew...

Thanks for this, William Cloud Hicklin. I knew that Kay had played a role in the editing but I was not aware of the different opinions about his role. Clearly that year working with CT on JRRT's...
Forum: The Books 09-13-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By Bęthberry
At the risk of being accused of arrogance for...

At the risk of being accused of arrogance for quoting myself, I feel I should add something that I just learned myself this morning and which relates to my comment about CT.

Another Tolkien...
Forum: The Movies 09-12-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bęthberry
Thanks for chiming in, Pitch. And I agree that a...

Thanks for chiming in, Pitch. And I agree that a sword is just one way of showing agency. But ...

First, in the interests of full disclosure, let me say I am not particularly a fan of the elves....
Forum: The Books 09-12-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By Bęthberry
Well, I will stick my wings out gingerishly to...

Well, I will stick my wings out gingerishly to test the heat.
Only JRRT could produce what is called "canon".
CT could not produce actual new canon himself. He could edit works of JRRT and publish...
Forum: The Movies 09-12-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By Bęthberry
perils indeed

Thank you for understanding my meaning, Boro. Much appreciated. And good stuff that you want to maintain the integrity of this thread.



I am very sorry, Michael Murry, if you found my words...
Forum: The Movies 09-11-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bęthberry
Oh, no, sorry Boro for being unclear but I was...

Oh, no, sorry Boro for being unclear but I was not in any way referring to Tolkien. I was referring to critics, fans, and readers of him and of the various media that derive from his work.
...
Forum: The Movies 09-11-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By Bęthberry
Episode 3

Folks in my barrow here found this a more interesting episode than either of the first two. It secured our continuing interest.

Numenor is stunning, not just aesthetically but also sociologically....
Forum: The Movies 09-11-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By Bęthberry
Pretty much what I was thinking of writing to...

Pretty much what I was thinking of writing to Morth. It isn't the criticism that drew my concern but the tone and attitude towards others.

It would be quite welcoming if new members who aren't...
Forum: The Movies 09-11-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bęthberry
My apologies for a tardy reply but events in RL...

My apologies for a tardy reply but events in RL have kept me away from the internet and not given me time to make a thoughtful reply.

I will go back to a comment I made to Michael Murray, to put...
Forum: The Movies 09-11-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bęthberry
Science? We could use your DNA expertise to tell...

Science? We could use your DNA expertise to tell us something about orcs or half-elven.:D
Forum: The Movies 09-07-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By Bęthberry
Because folks have complained about the ship to...

Because folks have complained about the ship to Valinor--and even I had a stab at calling the situation a Rapture--I thought a good post here would be to a post I found elsewhere which really helped...
Forum: The Movies 09-07-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,839
Posted By Bęthberry
Have they shown us Mordor yet? Apparently...

Have they shown us Mordor yet?

Apparently most of the actors are trying to disguise their Australian accents. I suppose a voice coach cost too much given the limited budget.

I thought it was a...
Forum: The Movies 09-07-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bęthberry
Where to begin? Well, with literary and...

Where to begin? Well, with literary and cinematic theory, which use "text" as a metaphor for anything which is conceptualised as conveying meaning. These meanings are then interpreted. This is a...
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 125,618
Posted By Bęthberry
So you call that blondeish hair a . I can't see...

So you call that blondeish hair a . I can't see it, but as I said, I don't know there is such a stereotypical hair cut. I do see Theo's hair cut as a bit weird but the straw-haired cut is no big...
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 125,618
Posted By Bęthberry
Yes, I know who you meant but yes I'm wrong he...

Yes, I know who you meant but yes I'm wrong he was Harfoot. The "white boy" is the son of the human Bronwyn who is the healer of the village of Tirharad and my son and I both think that his hair is...
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 125,618
Posted By Bęthberry
I agree that there were things well done. It is...

I agree that there were things well done. It is visually a delight. I liked the Harfoot tribe more than the hobbits in the Jackson movies because they appeared more anthropologically suitable and...
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 125,618
Posted By Bęthberry
I didn't "read" that as a racial statement...

I didn't "read" that as a racial statement because of the casting of a black actor and "ideopolitical messaging". I read it as typifying the harfoots' uneasy relationship with elves, all elves. There...
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